Toronto 1986

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Toronto 1986
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Live album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2015
RecordedApril 10th, 1986 at the RPM Club (Toronto, Ontario)
Length54:48
Label Cleopatra Records
Ministry chronology
Last Tangle in Paris / Live 2012 Defibrila Tour
(2014)
Toronto 1986
(2015)

Toronto 1986 is a live CD/vinyl release by American rock band Ministry that was recorded live at the RPM club in Toronto, Ontario on April 10th, 1986, during the tour in support of the band's second studio album, Twitch . [1] Parts of this performance were broadcast on FM radio, resulting in some tracks showing up on various bootlegs throughout the years. The complete master recording was located by archivists and it saw official release in 2015 via the band's official Bandcamp website. It was the first Ministry album in their timeline to feature bassist Paul Barker.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Al Jourgensen.

No.TitleLength
1."Over the Shoulder"7:08
2."My Possession"5:18
3."We Believe"6:16
4."No Devotion"9:41
5."Isle of Man"5:30
6."Where You At Now"2:50
7."All Day"5:27
8."Everyday Is Halloween"7:02
9."Just Like You"5:36

Personnel

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References

  1. Discogs. "Ministry – Toronto 1986". Discogs. Retrieved 23 May 2017.